Jan 26, 2013 8:00pm PST
? and it is usually an absolutely not answer. jackie is hoping for a less violent future but there is lack of evidence that a gun buyback means of there will be fewer crimes committed. >> for every one begun in it means that we are seeing one potential for a death, murder. >> reporter: that is exactly why she is here. >> i do not want any threats or harm to come to my family at all. >> reporter: with that and a couple of hundred dollars in cash and not a bad morning the san mateo county sheriff collected nearly 700 guns today as part of the gun buy back program with more than 63-thousand dollars in cash handed out during the event. >> from san francisco to capitol hill. thousands of people took to the streets all across the nation today in support of president obama's gun control initiatives. chris mozingo introduces us to demonstrators in washington calling on congress to support the new proposal. >> we need to be heard. >> reporter: lori bennett is not accustomed to events like this. this is her first demonstration. >> "newtown just tore my heart out. honestly didn't feel this emotional since 9- 11.
Jan 26, 2013 11:30pm PST
were filled. >> gun control was the hot topic at a town hall meeting hosted by congresswoman jackie speier, a survivor at the massive shoot ing at jonestown. >> she shouldn't have the gun and if they put them away like you are supposed to be, you wouldn't have as many people dying. >> it would be foolish if we presume that the only reason there is gun violence -- . [ inaudible ]. >> reporter: today in san mateo people lined up for a gun buyback. >> we're definitely going go through all of our money. >> 1, 2, 3 and 4 for you. >> reporter: $100 for arhandgun, shotgun or rifle, $200 for an assault weapon. >> the san mateo county sheriff's deputies collected piles of guns. >> reporter: congresswoman speir was at the gun buyback and she sent out a tweet saying, "holding the street sweeping made me realize that voluntary gun buybacks are an important of gun violence prevention." they got 680 gulps in the buyback,24 of them assault gun weapons. >>> a rather unusual device was turned in today during a gun buyback in seattle. seattle police say someone turned into a surface-to-air missi